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NYCGB Announce New Head of Artistic Planning and Participation

16th January 2020

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has announced the appointment of Ruth Evans as Head of Artistic Planning and Participation.

Ruth said: I am incredibly excited to be joining the NYCGB team… In particular working with remarkable young singers from across the length and breadth of the UK, supporting colleagues to deliver NYCGB’s high-quality artistic vision and develop the ambitious Learning and Engagement programme.” 

Ruth joining to undertake the new role underpins NYCGB’s ambitions to create exciting and innovative artistic opportunities and to grow the reach and impact of its engagement and learning programmes.

Chief Executive Anne Besford, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Ruth to NYCGB; her skills and experience are a perfect match for this exciting new post, and we’re really looking forward to working with her. She will play a key role in ensuring NYCGB remains at the forefront of artistic and educational practice, enabling us to reach even more young people with exciting new opportunities in choral music.

Ruth Evans bio:
Ruth was previously Senior Education Projects Manager at Glyndebourne Opera House in Sussex. Ruth has also worked at Welsh National Opera as Producer (Youth & Community) and Ensemble Cymru. Originally from North Wales, she is an NYCGB alumna and studied at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University (with a choral scholarship) then gained a Masters in Music from Bangor University. In addition to arts management Ruth is a choral conductor and part of the tutor team at Sing for Pleasure, CȃnSing and Morland Choristers’ Camp.

The NYCGB Learning and Engagement programme is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, ABRSM, Peter Sowerby Foundation, The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust, Holbeck Trust, The Catherine Cookson Trust, The Gillian Dickinson Trust and The Goldsmiths’ Company